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Tuesday, Aug 08, 2017

Robert Whittaker Weighs-In on Michael Bisping – GSP, Talks Timeline For Return

Robert Whittaker kneeing Yoel Romero at UFC 213 (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Although Robert Whittaker won the interim middleweight belt in July, it looks like Georges St-Pierre will challenge Michael Bisping next, and recently the fighter weighed-in on the expected contest.

Whittaker worked his way to a decision win over Yoel Romero at UFC 213 last month, and in doing so, secured the interim belt. But, since the New Zealand born fighter is recovering from an injured knee, it’s believed GSP will face Bisping next.

Recently Whittaker spoke to ESPN Australia, and he had this to say, when asked for his thoughts on Bising vs. St-Pierre:

“I think they both have potential to win,” Whittaker said. “If I had to lean one side, I think Michael has more than enough of what it takes to beat Georges. Georges isn’t from the middleweight division. Michael has been there for a long time.”

During the interview, the 26 year-old also reported that he expects his knee to be “100%” in eight weeks time. Whittaker was also asked if he’s bothered by the fact St-Pierre could receive a title shot, despite never having fought at 185 in the Octagon:

“…This is a money fight. That’s exactly what it is. It doesn’t bother me. People are going to do what they want. I can’t get upset if it doesn’t work out to my plans, because let’s face it, the UFC is a roller coaster.”

Whittaker is currently riding an eight fight winning streak.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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